Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Eagle Has Landed

I've been asked to make an Eagle Scout cake for a friend's son and other Scouts all getting their Eagle Scout Award in January. This is Jacob's old Pack and Troop before we moved away 4 years ago.

After showing them a few cakes I could possibly make, we narrowed the field down to two. One of them involved two square cakes and an Eagle on the top made (see the cake made by Cake Central Member klbright here) of rice krispie treats (aka RKT.) I figured there's no time like the present to practice that Eagle. The bottom two cakes would be a breeze.

Here we go.

Look, it's GONZO!

Gonzo was covered in brown and white homemade marshmallow fondant. Then my daughter and I made the individual feathers using leaf cutters and a cutting tool.

Isabel draws the "mouth" with a food color pen.

Here Isabel uses the tool to striate the cutouts, making them look like feathers rather than leaves.

He's kind-of squat. This was using only one batch of rice krispies. I will most likely use two, to make him taller and thinner.

I tried working with luster powder, but it kind-of failed. He just looks like someone punched his eye. Tee hee. This is why I practice.

Bye Bye Gonzo. Om nom nom!


Niki said...

That looks so delicious.
Now i want rice Krispies treats.

CharleneOwensMomof2 said...

Hi Kaaren! Love your cakes! How did you attach the feathers? Did you use Royal icing or something else?
Would appreciate your help as someone has asked me to make this cake for their son, who is graduating wtih Eagle Scout honors.
Thank you!

Kaaren said...

Hi Charlene!

I used nothing more than pressure from my hand and a little bit of water to made the fondant a little tacky - that's all. Worked well.

Rosemary said...

I found your wonderful design looking for an eagle cake, and I've made one very similar for my father in law for his 80th birthday! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

how do you get the rice crispy to stick together like a sculpture? im making an eagle themed cake and im a bit confused because rice crispy 's are normally runny until they set.

Kaaren said...


I make home-made RKT and let them set however long the recipe says. Once the rkt has set, I can pretty much mold it however needed, because the stickiness of the marshmallows holds the shape together.